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  • Pink-eared Duck

    Pink-eared Duck.   Photographer: Doug Castle

  • Eastern Rosella

    Eastern Rosella.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Red-rumped Parrot

    Red-rumped Parrot.   Photographer: Chris Dubar

  • Brown Skua

    Brown Skua.   Photographer: Richard Smart

  • Pacific Black Duck

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Con Boekel

Coming soon ...

The Bird Identification Gallery is an exciting initiative – designed as a resource to enhance the species identification skills of our members. The gallery will house high quality images of adult males and females, immatures, juveniles, and plumage morphs (breeding/non-breeding plumage, eclipse plumage and published regional variations), and under-wing patterns. These images will provide a continuing updated photographic resource that currently is only available by purchasing a published photographic guide book. Populating this gallery with the highest quality images for identification will also provide our members with an ongoing opportunity to capture and have their images displayed as some of the best for field identification of Australian birds.

Digital images suitable for this gallery will have a clear set of identifiable criteria developed for facilitating species field identification. These criteria are being developed by an appointed Bird Identification Gallery Committee.

Images for this gallery will be selected from the New Images Gallery, the Main Library, and the past and current competition galleries.

The total number of images for each species will be kept to a minimum to facilitate a readily searchable resource. The preferred number of images is up to 20, as this is the (default) number of images that are displayed on a single image thumbnail page. For some of the more complex species more than 20 images may be required, but the maximum number will not exceed 40 images.

The Previous Bird ID Challenge galleries also provide notes on identification; you may find it useful to visit these for the sets of birds that have been used in past challenges.

Recent Picks

Tawny-crowned Honeyeater (Image ID 29982)
Tawny-crowned Honeyeater
David Newell
Viewed: 33
Fork-tailed Swift (Image ID 29981)
Fork-tailed Swift
Andrew Crouch
Viewed: 24
Antarctic Petrel (Image ID 29963)
Antarctic Petrel
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 33
Great-billed Heron (Image ID 29951)
Great-billed Heron
Murray Chambers
Viewed: 57
Grey-tailed Tattler (Image ID 29943)
Grey-tailed Tattler
Gary Dunnett
Viewed: 36
Campbell Albatross (Image ID 29932)
Campbell Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 35
Buller's Albatross (Image ID 29931)
Buller's Albatross
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 53
White-bellied Storm-Petrel (Image ID 29910)
White-bellied Storm-Petrel
Doug Castle
Viewed: 39
White Tern (Image ID 29920)
White Tern
Annette Sibson
Viewed: 80
Whistling Kite (Image ID 29904)
Whistling Kite
Bill Harding
Viewed: 48


The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.